Robert Donald Bob Schultz MONTROSE, CO- Robert Donald Bob Schultz, age 84, of Montrose, Colo. died Aug. 22, 2013 at San Juan Living Center in Montrose. Bob was born Dec. 19, 1928 to Gearhart Otto and Alice Schultz at Prince Edward Island, Canada. He spent his childhood and received his High School education in Reno, Nev. Bob went on to study at Auburn Jr. College in Auburn, Calif. At the age of 26, Bob served his country in three branches of the Military. He served in the United States Air Force, United States Army, and the United States Marines from 1954 to 1957 then 1963 to 1969, receiving many medals for his dedication and perseverance. Prior to Bob's retirement, he was employed as a Nuclear Specialist in the Civil Service for the United States Government for many years. Bob served in the very elite China-Marines while in Korea. Bob married his wife, Alene Cleo Schultz, on July 15, 1993 in Paonia and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2011 in Montrose. Bob and Alene had been residents of Paonia and Montrose prior to his death. Bob was raised in the Episcopalian faith and was a life member of the Elk's Lodge. He loved the outdoors and the Colorado Mountains. A favorite past time was hunting and fishing. Surviving family members include his stepchildren, Lanny Harris (Vickie) of Lubbock, Texas, Neil Harris (Kaye) of Canyon, Texas, and Barry Harris (Jackie) of Lubbock, Texas; stepdaughter, Terese Holloway (Steve) of Lubbock, Texas; a brother, Allan Schultz (Sue) of Sparks, Nev.; nephews, Allan (Deonne) of Lubbock, Texas, and Wesley Schultz of Wilton Manors, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope West and Hospice, in memory of Bob Schultz, P.O. Box 1804, Montrose, Co. 81402. A graveside service with military honors will be held on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Veteran's Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Junction, Colo. Arrangements are under the care of Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory of Montrose, Colo.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 27, 2013